Chaos erupts in Knesset after deputy minister says Arab MKs should hand in Israeli ID cards

All Israeli citizens have the right to vote, but all must obey the law, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday, after pandemonium broke out in the Knesset during an exchange between Deputy Interior Minister Yaron Mazuz and Arab MKs.

Mazuz took the stand in the plenum to explain the government’s position, rejecting bills by MKs Aida Touma-Sliman (Joint List) and Zehava Gal-On (Meretz) that would allow Palestinians married to Israelis to become citizens.

After continuous heckling from Joint List MKs, Mazus said to them: "We’re doing you a favor by letting you sit here. You should give back your [Israeli] ID cards."


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